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School Programs

Teachers, expand your students' learning experience with a field trip to our planetarium!

For the 2014 - 2015 School Year, programs are given on most

Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays at 9:00am, 11:00am and 1:00pm

from September 2 through December 20, 2014 and from January 20 through June 4, 2015

For availability on specific dates, please check our booking calendar.

If you need to attend on a different day or time, other slots may be made available.

Call Andy Kreyche at (831) 755-6913 to make reservations or for further information.

Our star theater has comfortable seating for 45 people, with a maximum
capacity of 59, including chaperones. You must arrange additional showings
to accomodate groups larger than 59. We offer age appropriate programming
for all grade levels, from pre-schoolers on up. A sky tour by a live presenter
supplements information in entertaining and informative pre-recorded shows.
Custom presentationsand additional activities can be added by special arrangement.

Program Presenter: Andy Kreyche, Planetarium Educator


Recommended Programs

"Don't Duck, Look Up!"
Pre-School - K     60 minutes       $120

"Wilbear's Adventure"
1st Grade       60 minutes       $120

"The Little Star That Could"
Grades 2 - 4       90 minutes       $135

"Journey Through the Solar System" with "Astronaut"
Grades 5 - 6       90 minutes       $135

"Natural Selection" or "Tales of the Maya Skies"

Grades 7 - High School     90 minutes     $135

The above programs are suggestions. We have additional titles in our library.
to choose from. Call (831) 755-6913 to discuss additional programming options.

Rent the Stars

The Planetarium is available for rental by special arrangements. Hold your organizations next meeting, special event, office or birthday party in this unique, immersive environment.

Starting at $195, the planetarium your event will feature a Hartnell Staff presenter and a star show of your choice. Custom presentations are possible for an additional charge.

Contact Planetarium Educator Andy Kreyche (831) 755-6913 for more information or email akeyche@hartnell.edu

Fremont Peak Observatory

Interested in looking through a large telescope? For a fun astronomy adventure, attend a public night at the nearby Fremont Peak Observatory. They are open most Saturday evenings. Be sure to get the details at

www.fpoa.net before making the trek.

Planetarium renovation made possible by NASA-CIPA, Konica Minolta, and Hartnell College Measure H.